Privacy

Will Cortana Help Windows Phone?

Microsoft’s long-rumored digital assistant will supposedly make its debut with Windows Phone 8.1. continue…

Google’s Next Security Tool: High-Frequency Sound?

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Google just acquired SlickLogin, which logs in users via inaudible tones played through PC or tablet speakers. continue…

Facebook Shows Its Seriousness About Mobile Advertising

By ejecting two partners from its mobile ad-measuring program, Facebook demonstrates its desire to avoid privacy controversies. continue…

This Isn’t the First Time Microsoft’s Been Accused of Bing Censorship

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Every few years, it seems that Bing runs into significant controversy over the “sanitizing” of Chinese-language search results outside of mainland China. continue…

How I Lost Google Glass (and Regained Faith in Humanity)

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The saga of a lost Google Glass unit hints at the danger of storing so much of our data on wearable electronics. continue…

‘The Day We Fight Back’: How to Lock Down Your Data Online

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Edward Snowden showed us that the Web is a much-watched place. Some tools can help ordinary users safeguard their data. continue…

Is Giving the NYPD Google Glass a Good Idea?

Civil libertarians probably don’t think so; but constant monitoring could keep cops on their best behavior. continue…

Sochi Could Turn into Hacker Olympics

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Multiple groups are warning that the Winter Olympics could turn into a hive of hacking and government surveillance. continue…

Yahoo Fends Off Email Hacking Attempt

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Yahoo described the attack as “a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts.” continue…